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Job descriptionJob title
Usually an investor or just a credit that the filmmaker gave to someone.
Finds and manages all the props; usually has several assistants.
Operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take and loads the raw film stock into the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productions
Writes the original music.
Keeps the camera in focus as it is shooting.
Designs, plans, and organizes the construction of garments, down to the fabric, colors, and sizes.
Chief assistant to the gaffer.
Balances the dialogue, music, and effects, and finalizes the film's audio track.
Artists draw/paint entire sets or extend portions of an existing set.
Usually synonymous with 'director of photography,' though some insist this only applies when the director of photography and camera operator are the same person.
Pulls cables, often acts as additional boom operator or mixer.
Sets up and controls lighting equipment.
Responsible for schedule, budget, efficiency of post production.
Creates the physical, visual appearance of the film - settings, costumes, properties, character makeup, etc.
Uses the camera at the direction of the cinematographer.
Handles and trains animals.
Works with composer, mixers, and editors to create and integrate the film's music. This person's primary responsibility is to negotiate the rights for non-original music.
Decorates set with furnishings and other objects.
Production manager but for second unit shooting.
Puts motion picture film from the manufacturer's light-tight canisters to the camera magazines, manages the inventory of film (often eliminated on small productions)
Sources and purchases fabrics and garments, lead may personally hire one
Responsible for the surface treatments of the sets, i.e. aging and gilding, painting faux- wood, stone, brick, stained glass.
Maintains and styles hair, in conjunction with the makeup artist.
Job descriptionJob title
Assists the 1st AD with set operations and general office tasks.
Coordinates internal workings of the digital camera.
Operates the camera dolly; places, levels, and moves the dolly track, then pushes and pulls the dolly, and usually a camera operator and camera assistant as riders.
Creates and records diegetic sound effects.
Keeps track of what parts of the script have been filmed and makes notes of any deviations between what was actually filmed and what appeared in the script; notes are given to the
Makes new clothing appear dirty, faded and worn.
Arranges casting and performance of stunts, works closely with the director.
Employed on larger productions to manage the set costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.
Chief of the camera and lighting crew of the film. Typically, the director tells this person how they want a shot to look and this person chooses the correct aperture, filter, and
Assembles and edits all dialog in the soundtrack, may supervise dubbing.
Locates and then purchases or rents the set dressing and other objects.
Adjusts the color of the film via printer lights for greater consistency in the film's colors, uses digital tools in manipulating the image.
Carries out the instructions of the art director; often involves measuring locations, creating graphics and paper props, collecting information for the production designer
Deals with landscape design of plant material.
Oversees the creative aspects of a film, ultimately subordinate to the film's producer or producers. Sometimes takes on many of the roles of the producer.
Initiates, coordinates, supervises, and controls matters such as raising funding, hiring key personnel and arranging for distributors.
Combines images from different sources, such as film, CGI, and text.
Responsible for recording all sound during filming; involves choice and deployment of microphones, operating equipment, mixing of audio signals in real time.
Foreman of a 'gang' of carpenters and laborers.
In charge of post-production sound; sometimes involves great creative license.
Applies and removes the 'dressing', i.e. furniture, drapery, carpets, doorknobs, wall sockets, etc.
Foreman of the sets crew, often referred to as the 'swing gang.'
Often technicians in construction, plastics, machining, electronics.
Job descriptionJob title
Head of the electrical department; designs and executes lighting plan for a production. Sometimes credited as 'chief lighting technician.'
In charge of the visual effects departments; creates post-production alterations to the film's images.
Reports to the production designer; more directly oversees artists and craftspeople
Monitors the quality and continuity of costumes, and handle the star's wardrobe.
Assembles and edits all the sound effects.
Illustrates visual representations to communicate the ideas of production designer.
Fits or tailors costumes, usually on-set
Is the chief assistant of the 1st AD.
Assembles the various shots into a coherent film, with the help of the director.
A specialized props technician who deals with firearms.
Assists the production manager and director, oversees day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and set.
Assists with the design of the costumes, manage the wardrobe workspace, supervise construction or sourcing of garments.
Operates a motion control rig, which essentially is a 'camera robot' able to consistently repeat camera moves for special effects use.
Create the characters look for anyone appearing on screen. Some specialize in 'effects' make-up: monsters, aging, etc.
Draftsman, often an architect, who plans structures or interior spaces
Organizes all logistics: hiring crew, renting equipment, etc.
Chief assistant to the key grip; organizes grip equipment.
Assistant to the production sound mixer; uses a boom pole, a long pole made of light aluminum or carbon fiber that allows precise positioning of the microphone above or below the a
Chief grip on a set; helps set up the set to achieve correct lighting and blocking.
Supervises the physical (not creative) aspects of the shooting: personnel, technology, budget, and scheduling. Also responsible for keeping film on schedule and budget.
Oversees the construction of all the sets.

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